I don't believe so. Epic puts that line in so it knows the file has been at least touched with the Epic parser at some point.
What you will find is that most XML editors will insert some similar line into an XML file that has been modified by their application.
I personally don't like having ANY application make changes to my document that I have not invoked (e.g., adding an ENTITY reference in the DOCTYPE subset is valid if I added the ENTITY in the file).
Some content management systems will strip that information out prior to storing a file.
But unfortunately, that is one of those things we have to live with.
---- "John L. Poole" <email@example.com> wrote: > If I open an XML file and make an edit in Arbortext Editor (5.3), > Arbortext inserts a comment tag before the root element. > > Example (before): > > > <whydid> > <para>This is before.</para> > </whydid> > > After opening the above XML in Editor and then changing the para text, > one has: > > > > <whydid><para>This is after.</para></whydid> > > I'd like to deactivate the insertion of the comment. Can this be done? > > -- > > > > Oracle Email Signature Logo > John Laurence Poole | Principal Software Engineer | 650.607.0853 > OracleUser Assistance Engineering > M/S 3op320 > 500 Oracle Parkway > Redwood Shores CA 94065-1677 > > Oracle Instant Chat: john.poole > > The statements and opinions expressed here are my own and do > not necessarily represent those of Oracle Corporation. > >